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Velious

Games: mostly RPGs, mostly massively multiplayer. I'm a sucker for skill trees and character customization. I'm not fond of endgame and I love alts. If you remember Velious, you're my favorite.

Currently playing:
Vanguard, Saga of Heroes
Lord of the Rings Online
RIFT
World of Warcraft
Jun 7 '12
Fishing is always something I’ve enjoyed very much in MMOs.  I find it relaxing, and it’s nice to do something a little slower-paced sometimes than combat or the grind of crafting or deeds and the “go go go” mentality of instance-running.
Fishing in LoTRO isn’t vastly different from any other game, but there are details that I appreciate - seeing the fish in the water, the animation - and game tie-ins like taxidermy for your home, ingredients for cooking, and deeds and titles to earn.
Last night my Loremaster hit 20 and I’m still having a little trouble completely enjoying the class.  It’s odd for me to say that since hybrid classes are usually my favorite (I love my Captain) but I have a feeling I’ll grow more fond of it as I continue to level and add more class traits.
Level 20 introduces one of my favorite aspects of the game: Skirmishing!  Since I’ve played last the game has introduced an automatic instance/skirmish group finder so I’m looking forward to trying those out for the first time.  I’m unsure as to whether it’s cross-server or not, but I guess I’ll find out.
I am so excited for the second GW2 BWE tomorrow!  I think I’ll try a Necromancer this time - I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Mesmer or the Ranger.  I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say about it afterwards considering the abundance of changes they’ve made since the first.  Some interesting reading over at the Reddit AMA and Official Website if you’re interested!

Fishing is always something I’ve enjoyed very much in MMOs.  I find it relaxing, and it’s nice to do something a little slower-paced sometimes than combat or the grind of crafting or deeds and the “go go go” mentality of instance-running.

Fishing in LoTRO isn’t vastly different from any other game, but there are details that I appreciate - seeing the fish in the water, the animation - and game tie-ins like taxidermy for your home, ingredients for cooking, and deeds and titles to earn.

Last night my Loremaster hit 20 and I’m still having a little trouble completely enjoying the class.  It’s odd for me to say that since hybrid classes are usually my favorite (I love my Captain) but I have a feeling I’ll grow more fond of it as I continue to level and add more class traits.

Level 20 introduces one of my favorite aspects of the game: Skirmishing!  Since I’ve played last the game has introduced an automatic instance/skirmish group finder so I’m looking forward to trying those out for the first time.  I’m unsure as to whether it’s cross-server or not, but I guess I’ll find out.

I am so excited for the second GW2 BWE tomorrow!  I think I’ll try a Necromancer this time - I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Mesmer or the Ranger.  I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say about it afterwards considering the abundance of changes they’ve made since the first.  Some interesting reading over at the Reddit AMA and Official Website if you’re interested!

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May 25 '12
A little sad that there’s no TSW or GW2 betas this weekend… but that’s sort of okay, because I’ve been playing around in LoTRO again.  It’s a nice stand-by game, because I bought the lifetime subscription when it was available, and I’ve never regretted it.  I wish I could do the same with TSW right now - I just don’t have the funds available.  Always a bargain in my opinion for games that I know I enjoy and will play for a long, long time.
I logged on to find that the game has introduced it’s own version of Veteran’s Rewards.  I recieved up to the 5 year reward, which is a really nice mount that I haven’t been able to look at yet.  I have quite a few characters scattered throughout Middle Earth, but I love myself some alts so I thought I’d make a baby Loremaster for now and try the class out.  I’ve never managed to get one past 15 for some reason, mostly I think because I love the Captain class so much and I always go back to my ‘main’.  The friends I made while I was playing my Captain heavily a few years back when Turbine re-launched it as F2P have mostly moved on, so it’s rather lonely for my Captain now as well.  I never feel right trying to search for another guild when I’m not sure just how long I’m going to be playing for, especially when the release of games I’ve been anticipating are so close.
But I’ll take any excuse to quest my way through Ered Luin again; It’s a gorgeous zone.

A little sad that there’s no TSW or GW2 betas this weekend… but that’s sort of okay, because I’ve been playing around in LoTRO again.  It’s a nice stand-by game, because I bought the lifetime subscription when it was available, and I’ve never regretted it.  I wish I could do the same with TSW right now - I just don’t have the funds available.  Always a bargain in my opinion for games that I know I enjoy and will play for a long, long time.

I logged on to find that the game has introduced it’s own version of Veteran’s Rewards.  I recieved up to the 5 year reward, which is a really nice mount that I haven’t been able to look at yet.  I have quite a few characters scattered throughout Middle Earth, but I love myself some alts so I thought I’d make a baby Loremaster for now and try the class out.  I’ve never managed to get one past 15 for some reason, mostly I think because I love the Captain class so much and I always go back to my ‘main’.  The friends I made while I was playing my Captain heavily a few years back when Turbine re-launched it as F2P have mostly moved on, so it’s rather lonely for my Captain now as well.  I never feel right trying to search for another guild when I’m not sure just how long I’m going to be playing for, especially when the release of games I’ve been anticipating are so close.

But I’ll take any excuse to quest my way through Ered Luin again; It’s a gorgeous zone.

Tags: lotro
May 21 '12
While I’m not particularly impressed with the the Zombies are coming starting zone and I have no desire to play Templar unless my Templar-loving friend gets a subscription, I’ve still been having fun in the TSW betas.
The setting and atmosphere is enjoyably creepy in Kingsmouth, what I can only hope is a very small corner of the TSW world.  I’m appreciating a lot of the little things.  A creepy preacher with a pedostache and a view on religion and his town’s apocalypse that you wouldn’t quite expect.  A bridge whose memorial sign reads May the unquiet dead of the ‘Hangman’s Span’ accept the lot passed to them in this life and proceed to the next without sin. which is peacefully clear of anything but it’s wooden boards when walking through it alive, but in the anima world - the ‘run back to your body as a ghost’ world - the bridge is littered with bodies of people who have hung themselves.  The nice array of classic paintings in the Templar base.  The way a few quests have made me investigate or figure out a riddle in order to complete them.
Mostly, though, I’ve been enjoying character building, and that’s always been my favorite part of MMOs.  This past weekend I played with a fist weapon/chaos magic deck.  I haven’t even looked at some of the trees and their abilities yet, and the higher tiers are locked for the betas, but this combination was pretty fun. I think I’m going to like the chaos tree quite a bit, although if I were to make a fist weapon character in live play I think I would rather pair it with blood magic.
There was a bit of micro-managing in my deck, but it was enjoyable.  Lots of reactive and passive abilities that worked together, paired with AoE abilities that set them off.  Unfortunately, I had only Friday to play with it, so I didn’t get as far into the chaos abilities as I would’ve liked to.
But there’s next weekend!  Which will hopefully allow me to play my faction of choice, the Dragons.  /crosses fingers

While I’m not particularly impressed with the the Zombies are coming starting zone and I have no desire to play Templar unless my Templar-loving friend gets a subscription, I’ve still been having fun in the TSW betas.

The setting and atmosphere is enjoyably creepy in Kingsmouth, what I can only hope is a very small corner of the TSW world.  I’m appreciating a lot of the little things.  A creepy preacher with a pedostache and a view on religion and his town’s apocalypse that you wouldn’t quite expect.  A bridge whose memorial sign reads May the unquiet dead of the ‘Hangman’s Span’ accept the lot passed to them in this life and proceed to the next without sin. which is peacefully clear of anything but it’s wooden boards when walking through it alive, but in the anima world - the ‘run back to your body as a ghost’ world - the bridge is littered with bodies of people who have hung themselves.  The nice array of classic paintings in the Templar base.  The way a few quests have made me investigate or figure out a riddle in order to complete them.

Mostly, though, I’ve been enjoying character building, and that’s always been my favorite part of MMOs.  This past weekend I played with a fist weapon/chaos magic deck.  I haven’t even looked at some of the trees and their abilities yet, and the higher tiers are locked for the betas, but this combination was pretty fun. I think I’m going to like the chaos tree quite a bit, although if I were to make a fist weapon character in live play I think I would rather pair it with blood magic.

There was a bit of micro-managing in my deck, but it was enjoyable.  Lots of reactive and passive abilities that worked together, paired with AoE abilities that set them off.  Unfortunately, I had only Friday to play with it, so I didn’t get as far into the chaos abilities as I would’ve liked to.

But there’s next weekend!  Which will hopefully allow me to play my faction of choice, the Dragons.  /crosses fingers

Tags: tsw